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Kern County Sheriff's Office - Public Information Officer
Tuesday April 19th, 2022 :: 12:11 p.m. PDT


Narcotics Seizure

On 4/15/2022, Kern County Sheriff's Office deputies, conducted a traffic stop on a SUV traveling north bound on Interstate 5 near Highway 46, for a violation of the California Vehicle Code (CVC). During the traffic stop, a K-9 deputy assisted in the investigation and the K-9 partner alerted to the presence of narcotics in the vehicle. 


A further search of the vehicle was conducted, and a large amount of suspected methamphetamine was located concealed in packaging in the rear passenger compartment of the vehicle. Narcotics detectives were called out to assist in the investigation. Members of the Kern County Sheriff’s Office, KC-HIDTA Task Force responded and assumed the investigation. Further search of the vehicle and suspected narcotics packaging revealed the presence of approximately 33 pounds of methamphetamine, and approximately 30,000 counterfeit (M-30) laced fentanyl pills.


During the investigation, Maria Razon-Gonzalez, age (37) from Gustine, California was arrested for numerous narcotics and child endangerment related charges as she was traveling with her three juvenile children. The children were taken into protective custody of the Child Protective Services (CPS).


Razon-Gonzalez was booked into the Kern County Jail for possession and transportation of a controlled substance for the purpose of sales, and for child endangerment. 

Kern County Sheriff's Office - Public Information Officer
1350 Norris Rd
Bakersfield, CA 93308

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